After jumping forward to the year 3188 in the season three premiere of Star Trek: Discovery, Michael Burnham had to wait around for a year to meet up with the rest of the crew who arrived in 3189 in episode two. And thanks to Pocket Books, Michael’s story from that year will now be told. We have the details for that and new books tied to Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: The Next Generation.
May – Wonderlands, Michael’s missing year from Discovery S3
The next Discovery novel is written by Una McCormack who penned the recently released Autobiography of Kathryn Janeway (see review) and the first Star Trek: Picard tie-in, The Last Best Hope (see review).
Here is the official synopsis:
In a desperate attempt to prevent the artificial intelligence known as Control from seizing crucial information that could destroy all sentient life, Commander Michael Burnham donned the “Red Angel” time-travel suit and guided the USS Discovery into the future and out of harm’s way. But something has gone terribly wrong, and Burnham has somehow arrived in a place far different from anything she could have imagined—more than nine hundred years out of her time, with Discovery nowhere to be found, and where the mysterious and cataclysmic event known as “the Burn” has utterly decimated Starfleet and, with it, the United Federation of Planets. How then can she possibly exist day-to-day in this strange place? What worlds are out there waiting to be discovered? Do any remnants of Starfleet and the Federation possibly endure? With more questions than answers, Burnham must nevertheless forge new friendships and new alliances if she hopes to survive this future long enough for the Discovery crew to find her….
UPDATE: Cover (not final) released by Simon & Schuster
June – Living Memory, a TOS movie-era adventure
Pocket Books is returning to the movie era with Star Trek: The Original Series: Living Memory, which is written by Christopher L. Bennett.
While attempting to settle in as commandant of Starfleet Academy, Admiral James T. Kirk must suddenly contend with the controversial, turbulent integration of an alien warrior caste into the student body—and quickly becomes embroiled in conflict when the Academy controversy escalates to murder. Meanwhile, Captain Spock of the USS Enterprise and Commander Pavel Chekov of the USS Reliant are investigating a series of powerful cosmic storms seemingly targeting Federation worlds—unstoppable outbursts emitting from the very fabric of space. Endeavoring to predict where the lethal storms will strike next, Spock and Chekov make the shocking discovery that the answer lies in Commander Nyota Uhura’s past—one that she no longer remembers….
July – Shadows Have Offended, a TNG TV-era novel
The last new bit of book details are for Star Trek: The Next Generation: Shadows Have Offended which will be the debut Trek novel for Cassandra Rose Clarke. The novel focusing on Troi, Crusher, and Worf is set during the seventh season of the TV series.
The USS Enterprise has been granted the simple but unavoidable honor of ferrying key guests to Betazed for a cultural ceremony. En route, sudden tragedy strikes a Federation science station on the isolated planet Kota, and Captain Jean-Luc Picard has no qualms sending William Riker, Data, and Chief Medical Officer Beverly Crusher to investigate. But what begins as routine assignments for the two parties soon descends into chaos: Picard, Worf, and Deanna Troi must grapple with a dangerous diplomatic crisis as historic artifacts are stolen in the middle of a high-profile ceremony…while nothing is as it seems on Kota. A mounting medical emergency coupled with the science station’s failing technology—and no hope of rescue—has Doctor Crusher racing against time to solve a disturbing mystery threatening the lives of all her colleagues….
There are more Pocket Star Trek books lined up for each month from August – December, but so far there are no details available or even titles and authors.